NYT LIV Danish Alternative Hardcore Crew Releases Bleak “Mens Livet Forsvinder” Single/Video; Second Album, Den Døde Sol, Nears November Release Through Indisciplinarian

photo by Martin Goltermann

Copenhagen based alternative hardcore crew NYT LIV recently announced their return with their second album, Den Døde Sol (“The Dead Sun”), set for November release through Indisciplinarian. The album shows the band from a more forceful and vigorous side expanding the framework of the irate, alternative hardcore. Shaped as straight forward Danish poetry without use of sophisticated words and metaphors, the lyrics are about life and social indignation.

First single “Givet Op” was released two weeks ago, and today the band shares another new single with “Mens Livet Forsvinder” (“While Life Slips Away”), alongside a music video created by guitarist Martin Goltermann, who is also responsible for all photography connected with the album.

Vocalist Michael Aagesen states about the song, “‘Mens Livet Forsvinder’ is definitely one of the heavier tracks of the album. It’s about going through life, thinking that you can do everything and deal with it all. Where you don’t have to think about the consequences or about taking care of yourself.”

Watch the video for NYT LIV’s “Mens Livet Forsvinder” HERE and stream the song HERE.

Den Døde Sol will see release November 19th on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats via Indisciplinarian. The vinyl version features a gatefold cover with a twelve-page booklet unfolding the artwork that is based on Martin Goltermann’s images and will be available in a run of 200 copies on black vinyl and 100 on transparent orange. The transparent orange cassette is limited to 100 copies.

Find preorders for al physical versions at Indisciplinarian’s webshop HERE.

NYT LIV recently announced Den Døde Sol Danish release shows, in Copenhagen and Aarhus with labelmates Anti Ritual. Additional live performances are to be expected over the months ahead.

11/26/2021 Underwerket – Copenhagen, DK w/ Anti Ritual [info]
12/03/2021 Headquarters – Aarhus, DK w/ Anti Ritual [info]

NYT LIV has made a name for themselves in recent years with the self-released Livet Brænder EP in 2017, and debut album, Ensomhedens Kolde Kald, released via Indisciplinarian in May 2019. The response to the album led to the band performing at Roskilde Festival, Copenhell, SPOT Festival, and more, as well as shows supporting likeminded artists such as Cancer Bats and Turnstile.

Den Døde Sol was recorded with producer Jacob Bredahl (LLNN, Lifesick) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Ceremony, Modern Life Is War). Lasse Høgh (Nyredolk) has created the artwork based on guitarist Martin Goltermann’s photographs of Copenhagen and Zealand at dusk. The album’s visual side reflects the album’s lyrics both in subject matter as well as very concrete manner when the images are combined with singer Michael Aagesen’s handwritten lyrics in the booklet for the album’s vinyl edition. Fans of Turnstile, Kvelertak, Modern Life Is War, and Gallows should not miss NYT LIV.

Watch for additional audio previews and more as Den Døde Sol nears release.